FIRING IN LAHORE

  • Attack on SL team: Pak dubbed cricket pariah March 9, 2009

    Lahore: The political fallout from the attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Pakistan extends beyond just the visiting athletes. The nation's children are feeling a huge impact as cricket plays a critical role in the lives of many young boys of Pakistan. ...
  • Men who attacked cricket: investigating Lahore 3/3 March 8, 2009

    The attack on March 3 on the Sri Lankan cricket team was a wellplanned commandostyle strike. Here's a look at the different versions of the events of that fateful day, and also a look at evidence to try to find out who just what happened, and who could have...
  • Sri Lanka offers Pak driver holiday package March 6, 2009

    Colombo: Describing a Pakistani driver as "hero of our time" for bravely saving the lives of Sri Lankan cricketers during the terror attack in Lahore, the staterun English newspapers have offered him a fullypaid holiday package as a token of appreciation. The staterun Daily News and the Sunday Observer have invited...
  • Pak rules out India's hand in Lahore attack March 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik on Thursday ruled out India's involvement in attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. Malik said the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers could be the work of alQaeda. Interior Ministry sources also said the police have arrested four key suspects in connection with...
  • Bangladesh postpones Pakistan's cricket tour March 5, 2009

    Dhaka, Bangladesh: Pakistan's cricket tour of Bangladesh was postponed on Thursday for security reasons. The Bangladesh Cricket Board said the tour was postponed on the advice of the government, and no new dates had been announced. The Pakistan team was scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh on Saturday for two Twenty20 matches and...
  • No security in Pak: Oppn leader | Bangladesh delays tour March 5, 2009

    Lahore: The bloody ambush of the Sri Lankan cricket team shows that security in Pakistan has "collapsed" under the country's shaky proWestern government, an opposition leader said on Thursday, as police questioned several people detained in the hunt for the terrorists. A British referee caught up in Tuesday's attack by up...
  • Wounded Sri Lankan palyers say yes to IPL March 5, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after the militant attacks on them in Lahore, some highprofile Sri Lankan players have confirmed their participation in the second season of the IPL. Sources in the IPL governing council told CNNIBN that nearly all Sri Lankan players have confirmed their participation in the marquee event that...
  • Pakistan releases sketches of four suspects March 5, 2009

    Lahore: Pakistan on Wednesday night released sketches of four persons suspected to be behind the gun and grenade attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. But the authorities made little headway in tracking down the dozen terrorists who fled after the incident as investigators picked up about 60...
  • Lahore attack: TV footage shows terrorists fleeing March 5, 2009

    Islamabad: A Pakistani TV news channel on Wednesday aired dramatic visuals of the terrorists who attacked the Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore escaping from the spot on motorcycles and on foot. The four sets of visuals Geo TV aired were captured by CCTV cameras in the lanes around the Liberty market...
  • Stunned by strike, Pak launches a manhunt March 4, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistani Police on Wednesday launched a hunt for gunmen who mounted the bold attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Lahore and officials scrambled to figure out who was behind it. The attack that killed eight people, six of them Pakistani police, plunged Pakistan into a "state of war",...
  • Crackdown begins with the arrest of 4 in Pak March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: A dozen heavily armed terrorists sprayed the Sri Lankan team bus with bullets and lobbed grenades at the convoy very close to Lahore's Gaddafi stadium. The convoy was ambushed by these heavily armed terrorists at the busy Liberty Chowk roundabout. Tuesday's ambush has raised serious security concerns in Pakistan....
  • Cricket citadel attacked, Pak sliding into anarchy March 4, 2009

    In a daring raid reminiscent of the Mumbai attack, terrorists in Lahore targeted the Sri Lankan cricket team as it travelled towards the Gaddafi stadium on Tuesday morning. The Sri Lankan team that was touring Pakistan lived through 25 agonising minutes of onslaught as grenades were hurled by the 12...
  • Cricket vs terror: The new war games March 4, 2009

    The game was assaulted, its innocence gone due to mindless terror activities. ...
  • India@9: Pak is the centre of terror once again March 4, 2009

    It was one of cricket's darkest days. Experts talk about what next in Pak. ...
  • Question time Pak: Who is to blame for Tue's attack? March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee's party now paints Pakistan as the Somalia of South Asia. The BJP too sees India's western neighbour as increasingly ungovernable. The two top guns Congress Pranab Mukherjee and BJPs L K Advani met late Tuesday to perhaps evolve a common approach...
  • Pak paying the price for not tackling terror: Chidambaram March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Hours after terrorists armed with automatic weapons opened fire at the convoy of the Sri Lankan cricket team as it headed for Lahore's Gaddafi stadium on Tuesday, India's Home Minister P Chidambaram called the attack a wakeup call for Pakistan. The Minister said that Pakistan needs to now...
  • BCCI tense over World Cup 2011 after Pak firing March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Just a week or so ago, Pakistan cricket was relishing this moment. It was new captain, Younis Khan making a triple hundred. It was their first test match in over a year and may be Pakistan was emerging from the shadows of being a cricketing outcast. But, in...
  • Political parties condemn attack on SL cricketers March 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Political leaders across all parties in India have condemned the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. Indian politicians have asked Pakistan to take stringent measures to dismantle the terror infrastructure that flourishes right under the nose of the Pakistani government. Indian National Congress expresses its deepest...
  • Lahore attack's parallels with Mumbai terror attacks March 3, 2009

    New Delhi: The Pakistani security establishment claims that there are similarities between the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan and the Mumbai terror strikes. Television footage of terrorists opening fire around 0830 hrs (Pakistan time) on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus going towards the Gaddafi stadium...
  • Younis sorry for attack on Sri Lankan cricketer March 3, 2009

    Lahore: Pakistan captain Younis Khan said his team were lucky to escape the attack on Sri Lanka's team bus on Tuesday. "Thank God we decided to leave our hotel five minutes after the Sri Lankans," Younis told a news conference. "We are a young team and God forbid if both...
  • Lanka team attacked in Lahore, Pak in new crisis March 3, 2009

    Lahore/Colombo: Six Pakistani policemen were killed and six Sri Lankan cricketers injured on Tuesday when gunmen armed with automatic weapons attacked the visiting team's convoy as it headed for Lahore's Gaddafi stadium. A military helicopter later evacuated the cricketers as Sri Lanka cancelled its Pakistan tour. Police said 12 terrorists were...
  • India asks Pak to 'take courage', fight terrorism March 3, 2009

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday said unless Pakistan completely dismantles the terrorism infrastructure on its territory, incidents like the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore would continue to take place. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters here that Pakistan must "take courage in both hands" to tackle the terrorism...
  • Terrorists based in Pakistan a threat to world: India March 3, 2009

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday expressed shock at the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan and asked Islamabad to take "urgent" and "meaningful steps" to dismantle the terrorism infrastructure on its soil. "We are shocked at the incident," Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma told reporters when asked...
  • We all dived to the floor to take cover: Jayawardene March 3, 2009

    Lahore: Sri Lanka cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene said that the players dived to the floor of the bus to take cover when the team bus came under heavy fire from terrorists, on the way to Gaddafi Stadium for the Test match on Tuesday. "The bus came under attack as we were...
  • Sri Lanka condemns attack on its cricketers March 3, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Tuesday described as "appalling" the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan's Lahore city. "It is appalling that anybody should have targeted a sporting team in such a brutal manner. The attitude of targeting sportsmen must change," Sri Lankan foreign secretary P Kohona said...
  • Six of our players were wounded: SL sports minister March 3, 2009

    Colombo: At least six Sri Lankan cricketers were wounded in Pakistan's Lahore city on Tuesday when gunmen attacked the team travelling to the Gaddafi stadium for the ongoing Test, Sports Minister Lokuge Gamini said. Sri Lanka has cancelled the Test series. "Six of our players were wounded during the shooting incident...
  • Sri Lankan team attacked in Pak, 6 injured March 3, 2009

    New Delhi: In a daring raid reminiscent of the Mumbai attack, terrorists in Lahore targeted the Sri Lankan cricket team that is currently touring Pakistan on Tuesday morning. Unidentified gunmen, believed to be 12 in number and armed with Kalashnikov rifles and rocket launchers, opened fire on the bus carrying the...